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A Wild Sostenuto

2008 | Available in 2 keys — one for high voice, one for low

To the poem “For C.” by Richard Wilbur, about 4.5 minutes long.

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Commissioned by the 2008 West Chester University Poetry Conference. The baritone version (with piano) was published in June 2008.

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A Winter Night


After Reading the Biography, Savage Beauty

2009 | soprano and piano

Poem by A.E. Stallings

Song 4 of Dear Edna

Commissioned by soprano Hope Hudson.


Against Still Life

2006, rev. 2017 | soprano/piano, also mezzo-soprano/piano version

Poem by Margaret Atwood

Song 1 of Orange Afternoon Lover

Jointly commissioned by The Howard Hanson Fund of The Eastman School and The College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University, and written expressly for soprano Eileen Strempel and pianist Sylvie Beaudette. This recording released spring 2010 on the Centaur Label: (In)Habitation: Settings of Margaret Atwood Poetry by American Women Composers.


Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

[None at this time]


Along with Me

1995| soprano/piano
Poem by Robert Browning
Song 1 of cycle Days and Nights
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Tempo marking at beginning should be quarter = 92. A newly revised version will be available starting in November 2017. Please email me for details.

An Amethyst Remembrance

2006 | versions for all voice types with piano

Poem by Emily Dickinson

Song 1 of The Perfected Life

Dedicated to Joan Glick.

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And I Will Bring Them

2001, rev. 2003, 2009, 2017 | soprano/piano or tenor/piano or countertenor/piano

Text from the Bible, Isaiah 56:7


And Music Will Not End

Song Cycle: Partial Lunar Eclipse; A Pastoral Lament

baritone/piano or mezzo-soprano/piano or countertenor/piano

Poems by Anne Ranasinghe and John Wood.

Commissioned by the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations.

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Are Women People?

2016 | SATB Vocal Quartet with Piano 4-Hands
Poems by Alice Duer Miller; and Text from Susan B. Anthony and The United States Constitution.
This cycle contains a miniature, excerptable a cappella cycle with text by Susan B. Anthony and The US Constitution. It was commissioned by The Hanson Institute for American Music at The Eastman School of Music and the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership, to celebrate 100 years of Women's Right to Vote in New York State
The premiere took place on March 5, 2017 at The Eastman School of Music at 3 pm in Kilbourn Hall.


2000 | soprano/piano

Poem by George Eliot, about 2.5 minutes long.

Winner of The Boston Art Song Competition, 2000.

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